Exhibition Road – one of London’s most popular tourist destinations – has finally completed the works to transform into a shared space street. ,A shared space street is exactly as the name suggests – automobiles, bicycles and pedestrians all sharing the space, with few on-road markings to separate them. Though this may sound like an odd idea, similar schemes in European cities have been successful in reducing collisions, with road users paying more attention to their surroundings and travelling at a slower speed.
But can this work in a city like London, where car is king? The team from one of our favourite blogs, thisbigcity, visited Exhibition Road in November to check out the completed project, and again last weekend to see how it was settling in.
Read their blog post here: London’s take on shared space.